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"Today's Vision, Tomorrows Reality"

Each year, in an effort to empower youth across San José, the San José Youth Commission hosts a citywide Youth Conference.  Now in its seventh year, the 2014 conference, entitled Today’s Vision, Tomorrows Reality, aims to inform, inspire and empower youth to create their future in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety and Education.

On Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9:00a.m – 3:30p.m. Conference attendees will experience an interactive and engaging atmosphere where they will hear stories from the past, see the current reality and unlock the possibilities of tomorrow’s future. 

Today’s Vision, Tomorrows Reality conference keynote speaker will include California State Senator and speakers from Tesla Motors.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to gather resources from the Resource Fair and participate in the first time ever, Case Study Competition.   

The San José Youth Commission strives to give all attendees the tools, resources and encouragement they need to take action now and create their reality of tomorrow. 


Space is limited to the first 200 teens who register before April 16th.  We encourage all teens interested in being a part of tomorrow’s reality to register by clicking Here: 

For Free VTA Bus pass to the conference please visit: 

Please note, bus pass must be requested three weeks prior to conference date: 

Although this conference is FREE for all high school students, monetary donations are   always welcome:  To donate funds, please make check payable to San José Youth Commission, and mail it to: San José Youth Commission, 200 E. Santa Clara St. 9th Floor. San José CA  95113 

For more information about the conference, please contact San José Youth Commission Staff, Betty Ramirez, at (408) 793-5559 or via e-mail at

You can also download all of the required form here and mail them to 200 E. Santa Clara St., 9th Floor San Jose Ca 95113


The Youth Commission was formed to foster greater involvement of youth in municipal government, specifically to study any problems, activities and concerns of youth relating to municipal policies, programs or projects of the City of San José. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and to the Recreation, Parks and Community Services Department on these issues, conducts forums to involve youth in the governmental decision-making process.

Learn about this year's commissioners

Commission information

Meets: 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Number of Members: 11
Member Term: 2 years
Staff Contact: Betty Ramirez (408) 793-5559

Additional Information

Meeting Materials
 Agenda Time   Location  Minutes 
January 23, 2012  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  200 E. Santa Clara St.
 Council Chambers
February 29, 2012
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  200 E. Santa Clara St.
 Tower 955
May 21, 2012  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  200 E. Santa clara St.
 Council Chambers
 May 21, 2012 Minutes
June 25, 2012  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  200 E. Santa Clara St.
 Council Chambers
 June 25, 2012 Minutes
August 26, 2012    Retreat Agenda  
September 18, 2012  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  City Hall Tower building,
 Conference Room 1734
September 24, 2012
 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  City Hall Council Chambers  
November 19, 2012
 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Council Chambers
 November 19, 2012 Minutes
January 22, 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm City Hall Tower Building
Conference Room 955
 February 25, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm City Hall Council Chambers  February 25, 2013 Minutes
 May 20, 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm City Hall Council Chambers  
July 19, 2013
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
City HallTower Building
July 19, 2013 Minutes
 August 23 - 25th, 2013 3:30pm - 7:00pm City Hall  August 23-25th Retreat Mintues
 September 23, 2013 6:30p.m-8:00p.m. City Hall Council Chambers  September 23, 2013 Minutes 
 October 28, 2013 6:30p.m - 8:00p.m. City Hall Council Chambers  October 28, 2013 Minutes
 November 25, 2013 6:30p.m - 8:00p.m City Hall Council Chambers  Nevember 25, 2013 Minutes
 December 16, 2013 6:30p.m - 8:00p.m. City Hall Wing Room 119/120  December 16, 2013 Minutes
 January 27, 2014 6:30p.m - 8:00p.m City Hall Council Chambers  January 27, 2014 Minutes
 February 24, 2014 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m. City Hall Council Chambers  
  March 24, 2014                         6:30p.m. -8:00p.m.                     City Hall Council Chambers     

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